Functional Flexability

Functional Flexability

Switch-It is an exploration into both flexible material and flexible functionality. At first glance it appears to be a classic floor lamp, but slide it down and the shade expands to a flat surface, transforming it into an occasional side table. It’s great conversation-starting piece that’s perfect for compact spaces.

0 Designer: Christina Sicoli

Old Incandescent Repackaged

Old Incandescent Repackaged

Lit is an eco-aware, unbreakable light bulb that revisits the old incandescent. Giving timeless design a new meaning, the bulb adapted to different types of lighting fixtures and is customizable because the sockets are modular. The designer claims it to be the world’s first light bulb with a hybrid technology – LEDs and Optical fiber. Apparently the technology gives an incredible lifetime to the bulb, with an excellent dimmable light quality trough the time. Money savings and reduced enviornmetal impacts are assured!

0 Designer: Elie Ahovi

The Lamp That Wants to Be a Flower

The Lamp That Wants to Be a Flower

This clever design might seem a little obvious, but it’s actually quite thoughtful! The BLUM lamp’s floral inspiration is apparent in its form, but it also takes inspiration from living plant’s energy process. Set the plant by the window, and solar panels harvest the sun’s energy to power the bright LED lights. It’s the flower that gives back after the sun goes down!

0 Designer: OneArtistStudio

Limber Lamp

Limber Lamp

Gotta love this clever design by Product Tank! The Clamp Lamp was inspired by those silly collapsing toys that stand and fall with the press of a button. Like the toys, the lamp uses an internal system of cables that make it flexible when the lever is gripped or rigid when released. The user can bend it, move it, twist it, or turn it to the desired shape or light direction with one simple squeeze.

0 Designer: Product Tank

Not Your Average Industrial Lamp

Not Your Average Industrial Lamp

This unusual lamp design goes to show that a little tape and cardboard can go a long way! Composed of just compressed cardboard and LED tape (along with a few other binding agents) the Amparo lamp makes for a versatile, cost efficient lighting solution that will work almost anywhere. Hang it, mount it, desk it, drop it, hold it… the list goes on! Did I mention that it’s flat-pack ready?!

0 Designer: Alejandro Delgado Charria

The Easy Lamp

The Easy Lamp

Base, arm, light… these are the essentials of any desk lamp and this design has stuck to the basics to form one simple, easily transportable and charmingly minimal light source. The Easy Lamp’s elements are combined by simply fitting one into the other. Made of wood and a marble powder/resin compound the design is also as eco-friendly as it is easy to assemble and operate.

0 Designer: Bonaguro Giorgio

Play With Piano Lights

Play With Piano Lights

The Piano is a super sexy desktop lamp crafted out of black metal and warm bright wood. It has a unique way of closing and stowing and was evidently inspired by the piano. To close the lamp, simply rotate the three elements and present it as a flat table decoration. Yes, it does resemble the ebony and ivory when closed!

0 Designer: OneArtistStudio

The Warmth of a Hug!

The Warmth of a Hug!

It takes a tough moment in life to understand the value of a warm hug. Be it an emotional situation or the regular menstrual cycle pains (PMS), women responds better to a comforting embrace more than anything. Based on this idea we have here the Hug Light, an illuminating lamp that offers heat and light therapy. Stress, period cramps and pain are dealt in an emotional and non-invasive manner. Looks like something I’d like to give a try.

0 Designers: Park Jinmi & Kwak Jinsub

Beautiful Mess

Beautiful Mess

Though it might seem random, the Mess Lamp is actually a representation of the systematic “chaos” in the complicated geometric shapes of leaves. Starting from the top and moving downward, the “petals” are placed in a system similar to others found in nature, and perfectly camouflage the supporting structure and light source without totally obstructing the glow.

0 Designer: Vasiliy Butenko

Lumo Reminds Us of Campfires

Lumo Reminds Us of Campfires

The delightful Lumo is based on the analogy of a traditional campfire. Tinly interactive pebbles flicker with light, mimicking the burning embers of logs. They gently fade out if you don’t play with them. Simon explains, “In the same way a fire requires fuel to sustain its illumination, the pebbles require collective nurturing from the group of users.”

0 Designer: Simon Heapy

Winter Inspired Lamp

Winter Inspired Lamp

The Snow Form Lamp by designer Young Kwang Cho was inspired by the unique way that snow collects as long ridges formed by the wind. Like the snowdrifts, the lamp has a soft, fluid aesthetic with gentle curves and sweeping lines. Simply push the top of the lamp down to activate the light.

0 Designer: Young Kwang Cho

Bouquet of Lights

Bouquet of Lights

A very close call on the illuminated incense sticks, the Callar wins grace for being the ideal representation of illuminated flower stems. A bunch of these would work wonders on any angry spouse or girlfriend, plus they’d make good mood lighting. The clever thing is that they are without wires and portable; they recharge via a base station. Warm and exuding love, I’d take home a bunch of these for next Valentines’!

0 Designer: Jaehwa Lee

Linear Street Lamp

Linear Street Lamp

Designed for Bep’s Car & Motorcycle Accessories, the B-Light is a modern twist on the street lamp that is instantly recognizable in “traffic red.” Formed from a single, laser-cut metal sheet, the design consists of a straight line that folds in on itself, like the sinuous lines of light obtained by photographing moving cars at night. With a bright LED light that’s parallel to the ground it also does its best to minimize light pollution.

0 Designer: Labìt Architetti & Studio Fuxia